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Proposed California Legislation – Job Killer Bills

From the California Chamber of Commerce: Proposed California Legislation – Job Killer Bills AB 357 (Chiu; D-San Francisco) Predictable Scheduling Mandate/Protected Leave of Absence — Imposes an unfair, one-size fits all, two-week notice scheduling mandate on certain employers that perform retail sales activity, and penalizes these employers with “additional pay” for making changes to the […]

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FLSA Overtime Changes Threaten Exempt Status

From the San Diego State Bar – Business Law Section By: Ogletree Deakins and Diane M. Saunders. FLSA Overtime Changes Threaten Exempt Status The National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Committee on Employment Law held its spring meeting last week, and one of the hottest topics on the minds of the attendees concerned the impact that the […]

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IRS Streamlined Application for Section 501c3 status

IRS Streamlined Application for Section 501c3 Status From the State Bar of California Business Section, “Recent Developments and Trends for Exempt Organizations.” During the summer, the IRS released Form 1023-EZ, a streamlined application for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, in an effort to alleviate its backlog of unprocessed applications. In comparison to the standard Form 1023, Form 1023-EZ […]

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San Francisco Minimum Wage Increase May 1 2015

San Francisco Minimum Wage Increase May 1 2015 San Francisco’s minimum wage will increase to $12.15 on May 1, 2015.  The increase, which passed in 2014 as part of Proposition J, won more than 76% of the vote. The minimum wage will continue to increase throughout the next three years as follows: July 1, 2016 […]

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New – 2015 California Employment Laws

New –  2015 California Employment Laws As is often the case, California has enacted New-2015 California Employment Laws that will take effect throughout 2015. It is important for employers to become aware of and adhere to these laws. Below is a synopsis of some of these laws: Healthcare Waiting Day Periods SB 1034 clarifies that […]

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AB 2755 Signed Into Law

Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2755, which amends Corporations Code Section 5047, to make it clear that a person is only a director as defined in the statute if that person has the right to vote as a member of the governing body and that a person who is a director by virtue of occupying […]

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Nonprofit Corporation 2014 Law – SB594

SB594 – A New Law For California Nonprofit Corporations A 2014 California law prohibits nonprofit organizations from using monies and other property received from local agencies for campaign activities. SB 594, signed into law by Gov. Brown in 2013, and which took effect on January 1, 2014, prohibits all California non-profit organizations from supporting or […]

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San Diego Minimum Wage Increase

Los Angeles Times Article, August 19, 2014.  Reporter: Tony Perry The San Diego City Council voted Monday to override the mayor’s veto of a minimum wage increase — setting the stage for another high-profile political fight between the Democrat-controlled council versus the Republican mayor and the business establishment. All six Democrats on the council voted […]

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Federal Contractors – New Executive Orders Regarding Retaliation

Here is an interesting article from our friends at Thomson Reuters regarding two new Executive Orders recently signed by President Obama: The first is Executive Order No. 13665 (79 Fed. Reg. 20,749, Apr. 11, 2014), which prohibits retaliation by covered federal contractors and subcontractors against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose details of […]

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Labor and Employment Law – AB 1522 – Mandatory Sick Leave

Mandatory Sick Leave This week, the California Assembly Labor and Employment Committee approved AB 1522, a bill sponsored by Lorena Gonzales; D-San Diego,  that would require all California employers, except those with collective bargaining agreements, to provide their employees who have worked in California for seven days, with mandatory sick leave.  The sick leave has […]

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